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Book Launch for A Field Guide to Surreal Botany
15 Aug 2008 8:00 pm
15 Aug 2008 10:00 pm

Two Cranes Press
"A Field Guide to Surreal Botany"

This is an anthology of fictional plant species that exist beyond the realm of the real, fully illustrated in gorgeous full-color by Janet Chui. The specimens contained herein—dutifully and, in some cases, painfully recorded by our keen-eyed assortment of contributing cryptobotanists, field researchers, and graduate assistants (laden with glass jars, magnifying glasses, and appropriate body armor)—are organized according to geographical region, and described in erudite detail by our contributors.

Not since Cryptethnophytology of Latin America by Dr. Dean Jameson (Palgrave, 1978), Asian Pomological Fantastika by Sng Chen Whye (Tinhau UP, 1981), or Parallel Botany by Leo Lionni (Knopf, 1977), has such a comprehensive volume of surreal flora been assembled in one place. Produced in conjunction with the Surreal Botanists Association, "A Field Guide to Surreal Botany" is an unforgettable tour through the fantastical plant kingdom.


Come for the book launch and meet the editors, Janet Chui & Jason Erik Lundberg, of "A Field Guide to Surreal Botany", a new book by independent publisher, Two Cranes Press!


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